Paul and Leanne's Going Away Party
Trip Start Sep 09, 2010
36Trip End Dec 24, 2010
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On Friday morning when Jerry and I arrived at the school one of the parents pulled him aside to tell him there was a dead bird in the yard and there was a group of students surrounding it
I told this to the group as we discussed America's crazy standards and they all acted kind of blase about it. Although one girl said, "I don't understand why he would want to take a picture." To which another guy replied (jokingly) "I don't understand why he was wearing a glove!" Oh goodness. Apparently I should see having a dead bird in the break room as the same as eating chicken! Whatever.
After school on Friday I took a nap (to recover from staying out with the Irish on a school night). When I woke up Iris had some company over, a mother and her daughter, Sarah, who was going to celebrate her tenth birthday the next day
The next day Dorothy brought over her girls and they all celebrated Sarah's birthday. There was a Hannah Montana cake and I felt like I had to take a picture to prove it. There was a lot of sugar and the girls took full advantage of it. There were some other people over too and it was kind of a full house. I loved it though, I really like meeting new people here and like I've said before when there are a lot of people around it really feels like home. After the kids had all either gone home or to bed some of us sat around just talking. Time got away from us and by the time we made it to bed we were all exhausted.
The next day more people were coming over to celebrate Paul and Leanne's going away party. They are moving to South America for a while. Iris is happy for them but she's going to miss Paul terribly. I've only been here for a couple of weeks but I really like Leanne and Paul and I'm sorry I didn't get to spend more time with them. Their trip sounds really cool though
But anyways, since everyone was over I tried to get some pictures. I feel awkward playing paparazzi but so many people have asked to see pictures that I felt like I probably should at least get some of the key players like Iris's family (especially Paul and Leanne).
When the party was over Paul had to go up and pack (haha I don't know anyone who would wait until the night before leaving for a long trip to pack....actually, compared to me he was packing hours before he needed to :-) I said goodbye to the two of them since they were leaving before I got up and I tried to get some rest before my first week of actually teaching lessons.
Now I'm planning my second day of teaching literacy. I think I have a pretty good lesson but I want to fine-tune it. The lesson today went pretty well. I don't know if I expected it to go better or worse, I think I tried to avoid having any expectations so I could be happy however it went. Hopefully the rest of my lessons this week will go well because next week I'll be teaching two lessons a day and gradually teaching more and more. So I'm just hoping this first week of teaching will go smoothly. Wish me luck!